About Us

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre (originally known as Fort Garry Family Life Centre) was established in the fall of 1974 as a result of community interest.

The basic aim of establishing a family centre at that time was to provide programs and information to enhance the quality of family life in the community.

Over 40 years later, we continue to be proud of the hundreds of volunteers who have contributed to the services of our Centre.

Our volunteers are the strength and backbone of South Winnipeg Family Information Centre. Board members, staff, program facilitators and our Dress For Success volunteers demonstrate, year after year, that people coming together with a common goal and vision really can and do make a difference!

Staff photos taken by Tallula Wilkie:  http://tallulawilkie.com @tallulawilkiephotography 

Our Mission:

The goals of South Winnipeg Family Information Centre are to:

Strengthen Community

We provide infrastructure and support for grassroots organizations and community groups to sustain programming and services.

Work Together

We collaborate with individuals, organizations, and government to address needs while encouraging creative problem solving and cooperation within families, groups, and the community at large.

Enhance Self-Esteem and Wellbeing

Our programs provide a supportive environment in where participants can develop confidence in themselves and their abilities and can gain skills for success.

Promote Respect and Understanding

By respecting all economic, social, cultural, and spiritual backgrounds we offer a safe environment where children, youth and adults can learn, express their ideas and emotions, and feel understood.

Excel in Service Provision

We deliver relevant programming that meets established needs and develop initiatives to address the demands of the changing community.

We are a United Way of Winnipeg partner agency which receives its vision and strategic direction from a volunteer Board of Directors.

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre is accredited by Imagine Canada for excellence in nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance.

We're proud to share that our volunteers have become certified Connected Canadians technology mentors to support older adults in our community.

Our Board

Thomas Ens

Board Chair

Marnie Jackson


Carolyn Lesey


Gord Braun

Board Member

Amanda Camara

Board Member

Kathleen Reid

Board Member

Leslie Bais

Board Member

Renee Demare

Board Member

Babalpreet Kaur

Board Member

Kamla Lambert

Board Member

Samantha Loxton

Board Member

Jordan Taylor

Board Member

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    09:00 am - 04:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday